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Hearty Vegetable Stew, Crock Pot Recipe

Updated on October 1, 2007

It's Easy, Filling, & Healthy!

I think the best part about cold weather is the abundance of soup and stew recipes. This vegetable stew is truly hearty.

The best part, though, is that it is easy to make (thanks to the crock pot).

See How Easy It Is to Throw It All Together?

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First Layer: OnionsSecond Layer: Celery, Carrots, & GarlicThird Layer: PotatoesFourth Layer: Mushrooms, Ginger, & HerbsCover & Cook
First Layer: Onions
First Layer: Onions
Second Layer: Celery, Carrots, & Garlic
Second Layer: Celery, Carrots, & Garlic
Third Layer: Potatoes
Third Layer: Potatoes
Fourth Layer: Mushrooms, Ginger, & Herbs
Fourth Layer: Mushrooms, Ginger, & Herbs
Cover & Cook
Cover & Cook

Ingredients

  • 2 small onions, thickly sliced
  • 3 celery stalks, thickly sliced
  • 2 carrots, thickly sliced
  • 3 potatoes, peeled & wedged
  • 1/2 lb mushrooms, quartered
  • 3 large cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium tamari
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 tbs. grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbs. cornstarch

Directions

Layer the ingredients, except the cornstarch,into the crock pot, adding the liquids at the end. Cover, and cook on high for six hours or low for 12 hours.

After it is done cooking, gradually add the cornstarch while stirring briskly (so it doesn't lump together). Stir until the stew thickens. Then, serve!

Handy Tips & Hints

*Prepare the vegetables ahead of time. Simply store the chopped veggies in a ziplock bag until the day you want to serve the stew. Combine everything in the stock pot that morning and have a tasty dinner waiting for you in the evening.

*While this vegetarian recipe is filling and tasty, you can easily add meat at the end. We keep meatballs in the freezer, so my husband can add them to his bowl whenever he wants a meaty dinner. Meatballs seem to compliment this dish nicely.

*Mix up the ingredients for variety. For example, the recipe calls for "potatoes", but you can see that I used a combination of regular and sweet potatoes when you look at the pictures above.

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    • 2patricias profile image

      2patricias 5 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      This looks good. I'm not sure I know what tamari is.

      I am adding this to my Recipe Index for HubPages.

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      Jane 8 years ago

      Yeah, I just found it. It's from page 169 of the _New McDougall Cookbook_ by John McDougall, M.D., & Mary McDougall. Mary McDougall called it "Hearty Brown Stew". Anyone who likes delicious fat-free vegetarian cooking should check out her cookbooks.

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      jane 8 years ago

      This looks like a Mary McDougall recipe for "Hearty Brown Stew" that I used to make---just minus the tomatoes/peppers and adapted for the slow cooker. Are you a McDougaller?

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      Shubhadevi 8 years ago

      The recipe you have given works pretty well. It is really nice. soups are good for health. Thanks for the hub.

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      Jeremy 8 years ago

      yeah my wife surprised me with this stew when i came home last night. she lied and said we were going to make spaghetti, and i come home to an awesome smelling home and a delicious meal.

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      Stacie Naczelnik 10 years ago from Seattle

      I'm glad you liked it!

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      Justin 10 years ago

      Hey I just tried this recipe today--my first stew! It's really tasty. Thanks so much!

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